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(un)Seasonal Flower

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 08:32

Some azaleas and rhodos in flower.  Flowers on Hellebores. 

I think the seasons are a little mixed up but prob always have's not climate change though folks 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 08:06

Bump, bump 

Tomato blight

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 08:06

Bump too 


Posted: 09/10/2015 at 08:04

Hello forkers

very light this morning at 6 30 as I took Spike to the beach.  Wonderful.  So peaceful, still, a bright sliver of moon, couple of stars, clear sky and light mists rising.  Feeling warm.......   Right now it's looking like a very warm day. 


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 23:51

Jo, don't plant those plants.  They are highly invasive. 



Send them to me and I will safely dispose of them for you.  

irish yew - standishii variant

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 21:42

I know pp.   i am good, aren't I? 


Posted: 08/10/2015 at 21:40


I prune every year. I grow for foliage not the flowers so I get the best possible foliage colour this way.  I also pinch back new growth 2 or 3 times during the summer.  This helps produce dense, non leggy foliage with better colour

Over-wintering plants

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 19:47

Hosta, I would definitely take penstemon cuttings now.  A little late but will be fine.

not forgotten the aconitum Lyn 

Talkback: How to weed and reseed a lawn

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 19:45

Agree to scarify now.  You can still re seed now too but be prepared to reseed sgain in spring

Overview of the summer season- How has your's been?

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 19:42

Crazy cat

I think it has been a brilliant summer.  The best tomato crop and every one ripened.  Great for peaches, blueberries (birds got more than their share but they wont next year) blackcurrants, pears, apples, etc.  Good veg crops.  ornamentals have been excellent too with lots of colour still remaining.  Everything has seemed to bloom early

Chillies were poor....mainly because they were neglected/forgotten.  

Got good tan too so plenty of sunshine.     Ooooooo, someone said it could be because of feasting on tomatoes and carrots 

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Wot's it all about.....?

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"Experts" we go again

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Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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